Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Released Nov. 4th, 2016
Published by: Activision
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a first-person shooter developed by Raven Software and published by Activision. It is a remastered version of 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The remaster was initially released as part of the special edition bundles of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on November 4, 2016, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. A standalone version was released for PlayStation 4 on June 27, 2017, and for Xbox One and Windows the following month.

Development began in early 2015 after a fan-made online petition requesting a Modern Warfare remaster was released. Activision enlisted Raven Software—which had assisted the development of past Call of Duty games' multiplayer modes—to develop Remastered, while original developer Infinity Ward supervised. Remastered features extensive graphical, rendering, and lighting enhancements, updated animations, remastered original sound effects as well as adding new ones, and offers numerous small improvements while retaining the original core gameplay. New multiplayer content and additional achievements and cheats are also included.

Modern Warfare Remastered received generally positive reviews. Critics praised the improved graphics, sound, and range of enhancements, and felt the gameplay had aged well and still provided challenge. While the game overall was considered fresh and grounded in realism, some criticized the dated narrative and called the multiplayer shallow (although new online content would later be distributed through updates). Further complaints focused on certain design choices retained from Modern Warfare and the artificial intelligence. Remastered was also the subject of controversy for Activision's decisions to initially only release it as part of a bundle, the incorporation of microtransactions, and the determined pricing of the downloadable content and standalone version of the game.